Events for Tuesday, March 18, 2008

9 a.m. Meeting of the New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board; Clarence D. Rappleyea Building, 123 Main St., 16th Floor Executive Conference Room, White Plains.

9:30 a.m First Lady Michelle Paterson launches “Healthy Steps to Albany” contest to combat childhood obesity; The City College of New York, The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, 2nd floor, 139th.

10:50 a.m. Congressman Tim Bishop discusses legislation to help students and families afford to pay for college; Longwood High School LGI Room, 100 Longwood Road, Middle Island.

12 p.m. Committee on Open Government hosts conference for reporters and editors on federal and state Freedom of Information Law issues; CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th St., Room 308.

3 p.m. Meeting of the Committee on Community Services; Westchester County Board of Legislators, 148 Martine Ave., 8th Floor, White Plains.

4 p.m. General meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature; Rose Caracappa Auditorium of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

6 p.m. Preview screening of the Frontline documentary, “Bush’s War”; The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd St.

12 a.m. Annual parade of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants and horses; animals exit north tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel and proceeds along 34th Street to Madison Square Garden.2 p.m. Meeting of the Nassau County Board of Health; 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale.

Events for Tuesday, March 18, 2008